What We Do

Ensuring the Government of Nunavut provides ethical, equitable, and consistent services that meet the needs and support the rights of young Nunavummiut, and the families, who rely on them.

If anyone has a complaint about a department's service, or is unable to receive a service for a young person and/or their family, they can bring it to the attention of our office for review.

All information reported to our office is confidential and can be reported anonymously.

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Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do, and how we do it!

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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What Are Child Rights?

Child rights are things you should have, like a safe place to live, or things you should be able to do, like go to school and learn in your own language, so you and your family have what you need to make good choices for your life.

In support of your rights, government must make sure you and your family have access to all of these things.

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In celebration of National Child Day on November 20, we want to see what child rights in Nunavut means to you.

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How do Inuit societal values and child rights work together?

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In Communities

Community Visited: Clyde River
Visit Date: 09/27/2021 to 10/01/2021

Next Community Visit:TBD

What's New

News

11/23/2021

MEDIA RELEASE
November 23, 2021

Representative for Children and Youth releases 2020-2021 annual report

Iqaluit, NU – Similar to last year’s annual report, the Representative for Children and Youth (Representative) again aimed to provide an overview of what it is like to be a young person in connection to Government of Nunavut (GN) services.

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In Communities

11/02/2021
While in Clyde River, Nubiya and Nancy met so many amazing children and youth! The highlights were many but we really want to give a big shout out to the staff and youth attending the Illisaqsivik Society as well as the vice principal, teachers, and students from Quluaq School for being so welcoming. It was wonderful to take a tour of the Piqqusilirivvik Inuit Cultural Learning Facility and eat their delicious country food. We took part in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation community BBQ and saw many young people wearing RCYO orange bracelets, toques, and tattoos that week.

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Publications and Reports

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Child Rights Resources

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